|A History Of The Civil Reserve Air Fleet - Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)|
TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface iii Introduction ix I. The Roots of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet 1 The Army and Air Transport 1 Enter Edgar Gorrell 5 War Clouds, Air Transport, and Military Airlift Requirements 9 II. The Air Transport Industry in World War II 25 Pan Am and the British: Showing the Way 25 Organizing Air Transport for War 28 Across the Oceans 38 Summary and Analysis 42 III. Birth of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, 1947-1951 55 The Airlines and Strategic Military Airlift 55 CRAF: The Concept...
Keywords: United States. Air Force; Research Studies Series; Airlift, Military -- United States; Civil Reserve Air Fleet -- History; Airlift, Military
|Fifth Army Disaster Operation Snowbound: Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota January - March 1949 - United States. Headquarters, 5th Army|
Fifth Army Disaster Operation Snowbound: Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota January - March 1949 Report about U.S. Army disaster relief operations in the Blizzard of 1949. Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Keywords: Cold War; United States. -- Army -- Army, 5th -- Civic action; Airlift, Military -- United States; Airdrop; Middle West -- Storm, 1949
|SFV-1, 02-1952: Testing The XFV-1 Research Aircraft - United States. Department of the Air Force|
"Summary: Progress report on the XFV-1. 1) MS conference in progress. 2) MS Lockeed [SIC] Aircraft Company. 3) CU engineering building. 4) Several blueprints on the XFV-1. 5) Animation drawings of the aircraft gives comparison between helicopters and other aircraft as to the flight characteristics, also the various purposes of this type aircraft. 6) Animation gives a demonstration of the landing pattern to a ship, the particulars of climb, and demonstration in the aerodynamic configurations unti...
Keywords: Flights (Aeronautics); Airplanes, Military; Research aircraft; Airlift, Military -- United States; Air Pilots; Vertically rising aircraft -- United States; XFV-1 (VTOL airplane); Flights (Aeronautics); American experimental aeroplanes, to 1982
|Air Supply Operations in the China-Burma-India Theater between 1942 and 1945 - Byers, Adrian R.|
"The USAAF responded to the requirement to keep China engaged against Japan by conducting two distinct air supply operations, a tactical air supply mission to Burma and a strategic air supply effort over the Himalayas to China. The tactical air supply effort to Burma supported offensive combat operations and the construction of the Ledo Road, while the Hump airlift directly contributed to the American strategic objective...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; CBI; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces; Airdrop
|Newsreel: Gyro Flies To Capitol - U.S. Air Force|
"Summary: 1) CU H.F. Pitcairn sitting in cockpit of autogiro. 2) LS Autogiro taxiing on runway. 3) LS Camera pans from L to R showing autogiro making takeoff. 4) AS Autogiro in flight. 5) AS Autogiro flying over Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 6) AS Autogiro flying over Washington Monument. 7) AS Autogiro flying over the White House. Fair"National Archives Identifier: 65082
Keywords: Autogiros; Airlift, Military -- United States; 1928; Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.); Military Helicopters -- United States; White House (Washington, D.C.); Military Aircraft; Research Aircraft
|F-105 Story, Takhli AB Thailand, 04/28/1967-06/07/1967 - United States. Air Force|
F-105 Story, Takhli AB Thailand, 04/28/1967 - 06/07/1967 National Archives description: "Covers activities of five F-105 pilots, Maj John A. Bobel, Jr., Capt Frederick O. Hawkins (AFA 62), Capt Howard L. Bodenhamer (AFA 60), Capt Lawrence, and lLt Paul J. Sheehy from preparation for mission through their departure and return from air strikes. Shows uploading of ordnance on F-105D's by load teams and F-105 takeoffs and landings...
Keywords: F-105; United States. Air Force; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Thunderchief (Jet fighter plane); Airlift, Military -- United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes, Military
|Study of Supply and Evacuation by Air - United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. General Board.|
Report of the General Board, United States Forces European Theater, study no. 26. "The general lack of War Department publications concerning the organization and procedure required for supply and evacuation by air together with the extensive use of both supply and evacuation by air in the European Theater, was such that it was deemed advisable by The Theater General Board to undertake this study." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center...
Keywords: WWII; Airlift, Military -- United States; Airdrop; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; US Army; United States. -- Army -- Transport Of Sick And Wounded
|Hunger Blockade, 1948 - United States. Department of the Army|
English translation of a Welt Im Film (denazification newsreel) episode. National Archives description: "Summary: (Edited Subject) Sequence: Shutting off power in factory. Man pulling switches; lights going out as men are working at their benches. People crowding onto streetcars; crowds of people on street corner listening to radio. Scenes of stalled, filled coal cars on railroad siding at Helmstedt...
Keywords: Berlin Blockade; Berlin Airlift; Cold War; C-54 (Transport Plane); Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces; Operation Vittles; Airplanes, Military; Cold War; World War II: Postwar Issues; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Newsreel; Welt Im Film
|A Tactical Doctrine Of Troop Carrier Aviation - Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.). Air Proving Ground Center|
"It was requested that the Army Air Forces Board initiate a project to prepare a Field Manual on the tactics and technique of Troop Carrier Aviation. There is no known manual on this subject, as such, though there are many publication incorporating the various phases of troop carrier operations, usually under the heading of air transport. It is desired that this project serve to consolidate the loose ends of troop carrier aviation into a compact manual which will serve as a useful guide and to c...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Troop Carrier Command
|Operation Vittles - United States. Air Force|
"A documentary film record of the operations of the U.S. Air Force in supplying blockaded Berlin by air. Explains how 'operation vittles' was conducted, and shows the loading, flying, and delivery of supplies." Nominated for an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Documentary, Short Subjects. Also see Operation Vittles Outtakes in the FedFlix film database here at Archive.org. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these fil...
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; 1949 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Short Subjects; Cold War; Operation Vittles; Berlin Airlift; Berlin Blockade; Airplanes, Military; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces
|Airlift And Airborne Operations In World War II - Bilstein, Roger E.|
Contents Introduction 1 Early Airlift and Airborne Units 7 Pilots and Airplanes 13 DC-3/C-47 15 C 46 17 C-87 19 C 54 and C 69 20 Helicopters 23 Gliders 24 Airborne Operations in the Mediterranean 27 Special Missions 30 Frantic 30 Carpetbagger and the Balkans 31 The Assault on Europe 31 Overlord 31 Market-Garden 33 Bastogne and Varsity 36 Flying the Hump 38 Other Far East Missions 43 Legacies 45 Suggested Reading 50 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/ (no images).
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Airlift, Military -- United States; The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II
|Dedication Ceremony, Grissom AFB, And Lafayette, Indiana 1968/05/09 - 1968/05/12 - United States. Department of the Air Force|
"Covers dedication ceremonies at Grissom AFB, formerly Bunker Hill AFB, in honor of the late astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom. Dignitaries include Mrs. Grissom, her sons and brother-in-law; Lt Gen Austin J. Russell, astronaut Leroy G. Cooper, and Asst Secy of AF Thomas N. Nielsen. Includes aerobatics by Dick Schram (Piper Super Cub), Bob Hoover (P-51) and Thunderbirds (F-100Ds). Reel 1, 952': ROLL: P-1...
Keywords: Gus Grissom; B-58 bomber; Grissom, Virgil I; Thunderjet (Jet fighter plane); Transport planes; Grissom Hall (West Lafayette, Ind.); KC-135 (Tanker aircraft); Mustang (Fighter plane); T-38 Talon (Training plane); Cooper, Gordon, 1927-2004; Drum and bugle corps; F-111 (Jet fighter plane); F-100 (Jet fighter plane); B-52 bomber; Grissom Air Force Base (Ind.); United States. Air Force; Schram, Richard A., 1917-1969; Nielsen, Thomas H., 1930-; Cooper, Gordon, 1927-2004; Hoover, R. A. (Robert A.), 1922-; Russell, Austin J., 1915-2004; Purdue University -- History; United States. -- Army -- Parachute Team; United States. -- Air Force -- Thunderbirds; Airlift, Military -- United States; Airplanes, Military; Project Mercury (U.S.)